Northern California’s BART public transit takes advantage of 45-MW solar PPA

By Kelly Pickerel Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 45 MWac of solar power with Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the fifth largest public transit network in the country and one of the largest consumers of electric power in Northern California. The BART Board of Directors approved the PPA on December 7, 2017.
This contract, BART’s first-ever PPA for utility-scale solar power, resulted from a renewable energy procurement process that BART launched in May 2017 as part of the organization’s Wholesale Electricity Portfolio Policy. The policy requires 100% of BART’s power to come from

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